Engineering yeast to control their metabolism using light and dark for the production of advanced biofuels and chemicals!

Published in Bacteriofiles

These days, bacteria wear many hats as they become the fashion designers, artists, and architects of the future.

Published in Microbial Sciences

James Collins helped launch a new kind of science called synthetic biology. I talked to Collins about the achievements of synthetic biology over the past decade, such as engineering E. coli that can count, and about the future of synthetic biology--from using bacteria to make fuel to reprogramming the bacteria in our guts to improve our health.